Museum News

Posted Monday, March 24, 2014

image of Celebrating The Seven28 RENOWNED FIBRE ARTISTS CONNECT AT WELLINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES ABOYNE -Stimulate your senses this spring in the upcoming textile exhibit ‘Celebrating the Seven' at Wellington County Museum and Archives. Over two dozen Connections Fibre Artists pay tribute to the Group of Seven showcasing an inspiring variety of textile art. “The members of Connections Fibre Artists accepted the challenge to design their own original art that reflects their individual research into the a...

Posted Friday, January 24, 2014

My Story, My TattooABOYNE - Do you have a tattoo? Would you like to share your story behind this special image? The Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) is looking for you! The WCMA is inviting people of all ages to reveal their inked images and be a part of an exciting, unique exhibit experience called My Story, My Tattoo. Behind every tattoo is a fascinating story. Help us explore the art of tattooing in Wellington County and share your story and tattoo with us today. “We are very excited about t...

Posted Friday, January 17, 2014

Renske HelmuthABOYNE - Enjoy the colour, beauty and design of quilts by award-winning quilter Renske Helmuth of Mapleton Township (January 18 - June 1). Renske designs a visual landscape of memories, travels and rural settings that reflect a wide range of experiences and stunning technical skills. Born in Friesland (Netherlands), Renske developed her artistic skills in teacher's college where she was given instruction in needlework, knitting and crocheting. However, it wasn't until she moved to Canada in 197...

Posted Thursday, January 16, 2014

Megan Roussel and Tori HadfieldABOYNE -With over 122 Beanie Babies, Tori Hadfield and Megan Roussel are the next exhibitors to be highlighted in Wellington County Collects illustrating their personal stories, memories and the joy in Beanie Baby collecting. “My favourite part of collection is reading through all their name tags,” Megan Roussel said. “I started collecting Beanie Babies because it was something that a few of my friends and I did when I was about seven years old.” “I can remember s...

Posted Friday, November 15, 2013

We Will Remember Them ImageABOYNE - The front lawn of the Wellington County Museum and Archives has 317 memorial plaques honouring soldiers and nurses who perished in the First World War. This touching tribute will be on display for the entire month of November. The County has also produced a short video to honour the fallen, and encourage the public to visit the “Far from Home: A Soldier's Life at the Front, 1914-1918,” exhibit. This major gallery installation features a life-size trench and takes an in-d...